Online Training of Primary Care Providers in Obesity Assessment and Management

Oct 2, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio

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In the management and treatment of patients with overweight or obesity, these are practice gaps between recommended practice and actual practice. Few primary care physicians routinely provide screening or intervention for weight problems with their patients. Physicians frequently fail to recognize obesity, are not properly educated regarding treatment options, and spend relatively little clinic time treating obesity. Negative attitudes toward people who are obese and discomfort with discussing the topic interfere with effective treatment, including referral. We have developed interactive, online training for primary care providers focused on assessment, treatment, and referral of patients who are overweight or obese.


Reference: Tanner TB. Online Training of Primary Care Providers in Obesity Assessment and Management. 10th Annual Obesity Summit Science and Practice of Obesity Management; 2015 October 02; Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

More info on the author: Brad Tanner